Track Of The Day – Tuff Love – ‘Slammer’

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We first stumbled across Tuff Love, via our own admiration for another Glasgow based band, Sharptooth. In fact it’s amazing just how large a part of our record collection consists of music written and performed by our Scottish brothers and sisters. Tuff Love are Julie Eisenstein (guitar, vocals) and Suse Bear (bass, vocals) who write infectious blissed out lo fi indie guitar driven pop of some distinction. Our first reaction may have been something along the lines of  ..’if The Breeders had been Scottish’…  Last years debut Ep ‘Junk’ saw them pick up plaudits from the Guardian, 6 Music , and they also played the likes of Glastonbury, T in the Park and Wickerman, pretty good for a band who recorded their entire debut EP in their bedroom. Today’s track of the day ‘Slammer’ has been floating round the net since about October as well as picking up plays on 6 Music.  It the first single to be unleashed  from their second EP ‘Dross’ via Lost Map Records. The entire EP is due for release eight days before Pancake Tuesday, or the 9th  of February if you prefer.

 

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Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the VPME.com. House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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